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Earth Day Tribute: Water is Life

  • Resonance at Soma Towers Bellevue, WA (map)

Sponsored by Second Inversion, as part of KING FM’s “On Stage” series.

The Ecco Chamber Ensemble illustrates the vital role that water plays in our basic survival and in our art.  Featuring classical and contemporary compositions, this program includes music made from melting ice and recordings of water, as well as music about water by composers from around the globe.  The concert will include works by Apziazu, Cage, Cardew, Castelnuovo-Tedesco, DeLio, Fauré, Lucier, Rodrigo, Takemitsu, Vaughan Williams, and Wilson, as well as the world premiere of H2O by Seattle composer Sarah Bassingthwaighte and Melt3 by Washington native Stephen Lilly.  Audience members also will have the opportunity to make their own music out of water and water-related objects.

This event will benefit causes related to the water crises on our planet.

Earlier Event: April 14
Masterclass and Recital
Later Event: May 28
2018 NW FOLKLIFE FESTIVAL

UPCOMING...

World premiere of “After Agnes Martin” (from the opera Lost in the Woods) for soprano and solo percussion, with Simone Mancuso.

Guest artist for the 10th anniversary of the Prisms New Music Festival in Tempe, Arizona.

World premiere of the song cycle Divan del Tamarit for soprano and three guitars by Jerry Mader to texts by Lorca.

Performances in Seattle with the Ecco Chamber Ensemble, including premieres by three Mexican composers.

Recital tour in Mexico.

Three recording projects and concerts and residencies in CA, HI, MD, MO, PA, NV, WA, and WI.

RECENT...

Soprano soloist in James Whitbourn’s Annelies with reSound: A Northwest Chamber Ensemble and violin, cello, clarinet, and piano for three performances (May 17, 18, and 19) in the Seattle area.

Bach’s Cantata 51 with the Opera in Roma Baroque Orchestra and Brahms’ Requiem at San Paolo Entro le Mura in Rome with conductor Stefano Vasselli.

Performances at the the Fleischer Memorial in Philadelphia, PA and the DiMenna Center in NYC of Lost in the Woods, a percussion opera written for soprano Stacey Mastrian and the Akros Percussion Collective during the Thoreau bicentenary -- music by Christopher Shultis, with a libretto based on civil disobedience and nature texts by Henry David Thoreau, video by Hee Sook Kim.

Gala dinner performance and TEDx-style lecture-performance at the closing plenary session of the International Fulbright Conference in Puebla, Mexico.

Concert at Ex Convento de Santa Monica in Puebla, Mexico with Yamaha artist and guitarist Alejandra Reyes and flutist Sarah Bassingthwaighte.

Residency in Morelia, Mexico at Escuela Popular de Bellas Artes.